Belleville, Ontario (June 2012) – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has developed a new safety training program to help employees identify and avoid four common office safety issues: falls, ergonomic injuries, being struck by objects and electrocution.
OSI: OFFICE SAFETY INVESTIGATION helps dispel a misconception that office work poses few hazards; yet over 80,000 office workers were injured in one year alone; and in another year, ergonomic issues accounted for almost 33 percent of workplace injuries that required time off, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In OSI: OFFICE SAFETY INVESTIGATION, Brandon, a young employee and the newest member of the safety committee, explains how these incidents occur and how they can be prevented.
The program follows Brandon as he helps other committee members investigate recent workplace mishaps and develops video presentations that illustrate at-risk behaviors, unsafe conditions and safety checklists.
Each video presentation features Brandon’s colourful yet insightful commentary. In his videos, he speaks about the importance of proper housekeeping to help prevent office falls, discusses the five categories of ergonomic injuries, describes safe ladder use and proper lifting procedures and illustrates the elements of an ergonomic workstation.
Brandon also compares being hit by objects to striking a piñata, offers housekeeping tips to prevent such incidents, explains how a colleague got electrocuted and provides basic electrical safety tips.
OSI: OFFICE SAFETY INVESTIGATION is produced by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. The Training Solutions practice of DuPont Sustainable Solutions (formerly Coastal Training Technologies) offers blended learning solutions that integrate e-learning technologies, instructor-led courses and traditional media. This program is available in Canada through Electrolab Training Systems of Belleville, Ontario. To arrange a free preview please call us at 1-800-267-7482 or visit www.electrolab.ca.
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